- Birthday19th Apr, 57
- Birth PlaceIndia
- Marital statusMarried
It is one thing to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth but totally another to turn that spoon golden. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani personifies this to perfection. Born to the iconic and legendary visionary and entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani who established Reliance Industries, Mukesh only inherited his position but not his wealth. The large fortune which he has amassed is a result of the business genius inside him.
As a kid, Mukesh excelled in school and eventually graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He even enrolled for MBA in Stanford University but left the school after one year. In 1981, the 24-year old Ambani joined his father's textile company and immediately made his presence felt with some significant changes. Mukesh was majorly responsible for realizing his father's dream of a global expansion which not only raised the profile of Reliance but also their production shot from a few hundred thousand tons to over twelve million annually. Ambani then ventured into the petrochemical industry with the creation of the world's largest ‘grassroots’ petroleum refinery in Gujarat, India.
He also went on to set up one of India's largest telecommunications companies in history, Reliance Communications Limited with his younger brother, Anil. But soon the two brothers parted ways and had they had not split, Ambani's net worth would be around $85 billion making them the richest family on the planet. They say sky is the limit for Mukesh who owns a 60-storey high home, Antilla.The world's most expensive private residence cost Ambani a mind-boggling $2 billion. One of the world’s most illustrious businessmen, Mukesh Ambani is also the owner of an Indian Premier League team, the Mumbai Indians.
- I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.
- The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on.
- “Some of what we achieved in the trade sessions We received excellent inputs to create a more balanced world.”
- We call it infectious impatience. That's his hallmark and we are trying to inculcate it in the entire organization. Infectious impatience. So that things not only get done but get done in double quick time.
- “China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.”
- “If it is Asia today, then the African continent cannot be far behind.”
- “Give it 10 or 12 years, then it will serve the Indian economy.”
- “We are now investing in each of our businesses to achieve substantial earnings growth in the future and create further value for millions of our shareholders.”
Did you know?
- His favorite actors are from bollywood film industry including Hrithik and Aamir Khan.
- His nickname is Muku.
- He loves expensive luxurious British cars.
- His favorite dish is roasted groundnuts.
Family & relationships
The gizmo-filled posh pad, named "Antilla," belongs to the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. This house is claimed to be most expensive home till date. The house is a 27-story, 40,000 sq/ft tower which stands 570-ft tall above the ground and will have 400,000 sq. ft. of interior space.
Location: The mansion is located at the Altamount Road, Mumbai, India. The house is situated in Cumballa Hill, South Mumbai, where land prices are upward of US$10,000 per square metre.
Accommodation: World’s most expensive home has 60-storey high has only 27 livable floors with each having outrageously high ceilings. Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the house will be among the tallest structures in Mumbai. The future glass tower has six parking floors that can accommodate 168 cars and also have an in-house garage. A plush movie theater can seat 50 people at any time. Above that, there is a health club and a sparkling pool. The roof has three helipads, and several levels throughout the building are dedicated to gardens and terraces. A domestic staff of 600 will run the place which was designed by Chicago architecture firm Perkins & Will. It was speculated that the Ambanis might not shift to that house ever because of Vastu Dosh ( Bad Omen). But according to recent reports the family had already shifted to Antilla two months ago after addressing the Vastu dosh through a series of rituals. According to some reports this mansion has come under the scanner of legal authorities in India, for several legal roadblocks that this property has run into, primarily financial.
Neighborhood: Mumbai is home to many rich and famous people amongst which legendry batsman Sachin Tendulkar is one.
Incredible facts about this magnificent home:-
Staffed by a total of 600 people, the Antilla rising over 570 feet tall has 27 floors which are of double or triple of the standard height, and gives the feel of a 40-storey tower.
This multi-terraced home to Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani, and their three children is based on the lotus and sun, and the top of this structure is a private full-floor residence.
"We made our home right at the top because we wanted the sunlight," Nita says of the quarters, which have views of the Arabian Sea. "So it's an elevated house on top of a garden."
The Antilla also has 50-person home-theater with a garden roof, full 6-floors dedicated to parking of family’s 168 luxury cars and a private car-service center located on the 7th floor, three helipads along with an air space floor, and 9 high-speed elevators, each dedicated for different floors and purpose.
The dressing room
The living room
The Screen hall
The traditional lounge
Adding to his fleet is a Falcon 900EX and Airbus 319, which is custom-fitted with an office and a cabin with game consoles, music systems, satellite television and wireless communications.
Boeing Business Jet 2
Ambani also owns a Boeing Business Jet 2 exclusively for his personal use. The plane which is a flying hotel-cum-boardroom boasts 1,004 sq ft cabin area and can seat up to 78 passengers. It has an executive lounge and a private suite.
Plush executive seats
Boeing Business Jet 2
Airbus 319 Corporate Jet
One of the world's richest person, Mukesh Ambani, owns a fleet of private jets. In 2007, he gifted his wife Nita an Airbus 319 Corporate Jet on her 44th birthday. The luxury jet is equipped with entertainment cabins, a sky bar and fancy showers.
Airbus 319 Corporate Jet
Compact bedroom hall
Watching moviesThe Indian multibillionaire is an avid fan of Bollywood movies.
Listening musicThe senior Ambani also has a passion for music and dance and enjoys watching her wife practicing her classical dance everyday.
The epitome of luxury, Maybach 62 is custom tailored car which makes it as exclusive as it can get. The car is a moving leather-lined bank vault and is bested only by the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Need we say more.
Mercedes S class
The REL chairman Mukesh Ambani owns a well-stocked garage which include the likes of Maybach 62, a Mercedes S class and a black Mercedes SL500.
Mercedes S class
Hi technology features
Kruger National Park
Mukesh Ambani who is one of the wealthiest men in world love to spend time with his family. Last year the whole Ambani family spent their holiday twice in this African locale. Kruger National Park in South Africa seems to be the favorite holiday destination for India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani.
Location: Kruger National Park in South Africa is the largest game reserves in the continent. The park lies in the north-east of South Africa.
Main Attractions: The southern part of the park along the Sabie and Crocodile river is rich in water and has a lot of game viewing occasions. The main attractions of the national park are the Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos often referred as the big five.